Hopkins and Jones confirm rematch

Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr will meet in an April 3 rematch - 17 years after their first bout.

Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr will meet in an April 3 rematch - 17 years after their first bout.

The fight was confirmed in a statement from Hopkins' representatives Swanson Communications, and will take place on Saturday, April 3 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The pair will participate in promotional events in New York and Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday, but have already begun talking up their chances.

Jones (54-6, 40 KOs), who won his first meeting with Hopkins by unanimous decision, said: "We're giving the fans what they want to see. They deserve this fight and why not supply the fans with what they demand?

"Now I can finally terminate 'The Executioner' once and for all. My new nickname for this fight will be 'The Terminator'."

Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) said: "A rematch with Roy has been in the back of my mind for a long time and it's finally going to happen.

"I have accomplished a lot in my career since that night in Washington, DC in 1993, and I am going to end this thing between me and Roy once and for all."

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